Flick Picks 3/5/13: Wreck-It Ralph, The Intouchables

New This Week

ENTERTAINMENT: Wreck-It Ralph, the newest animated hit from Disney, is possibly even more fun for adults than for kids due to its affectionate take on old-school videogames like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. John C. Reilly stars as the voice of Ralph, who wishes to escape the confines of his videogame where he has been cast as the villain. We own this on DVD and Blu-ray. Also this week, California Solo stars the entertaining Robert Carlyle as a former rock star living a quiet life in California who must confront his past and his family relationships when he is threatened with deportation. Finally, the intellectual thriller Collaborator stars Martin Donovan (who also wrote and directed the film) as a playwright whose ex-con former neighbor (David Morse) holds him hostage.

SUBTITLED: The Intouchables is the feel-good French import about the relationship between a wealthy quadriplegic and his Senegalese caretaker. It was a huge hit in France and eventually became a major word-of-mouth success in the United States as well. If you're interested in something well-reviewed but surreal and bizarrre, the French Holy Motors follows a few hours in the life of a man whose identity is unclear.

SERIES: Season 5 of the Canadian police procedural Murdoch Mysteries crosses the border this week.

DOCUMENTARIES: We've got the newest breathtaking documentary from the producers of Planet Earth and Frozen Planet: Africa.

America's Musical Theater Legends...on DVD!

We know that you love our America's Musical Theater Legends program, hosted by Susan Benjamin. Luckily, the fun doesn't have to end when you leave the library. We've got your favorite legends available on DVD, most of which go out for free! Here are some of the musical legends covered most recently in our series:

Harold Arlen: My Blue Heaven, A Star is BornThe Wizard of Oz
Vic Damone: Deep in My Heart, Hit the Deck, Kismet
Jimmy Durante: The Man Who Came to DinnerOn an Island With You
Judy Garland: Duets, Meet Me in St. Louis, A Star is Born, The Wizard of Oz and more.
Ira Gershwin: An American in Paris, The Barkleys of Broadway, Funny FaceShall We Dance
Oscar Hammerstein: Carousel, The King and I, Oklahoma!, South Pacific and more.
Dean Martin: Bells are Ringing, Rio Bravo
Liza Minnelli: Cabaret, Liza With a "Z"New York, New York
Johnny Mercer: Dangerous When WetThe Harvey Girls
Cole Porter: High Society, Night and Day, You're the Top and more.
Frank Sinatra: Anything GoesConcert Collection, Guys and DollsThe Man and the Myth and more.

 
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